When our days become too busy, the firsts things we tend to skip are healthy meals and sleep. However, having this almost effortless citrus beet coconut overnight oats in your refrigerator, will make all the difference. Besides being a healthy energy boosting breakfast, it also saves you time, due to its minimal preparation time the night before. Even if you’re really pressed for time, you simply grab the jar from the fridge and eat it with a spoon while on the run. It’s definitely much better than any fast food breakfast you can find.
We used to prepare hot oatmeal for breakfast almost every morning. When my son was 1 year old, cooked hot oatmeal was his favorite breakfast. Almost a year later, he seemed to grow tired of it. No surprise. So did I. We used to go through oatmeal so fast that we would always buy a large batch when it went on sale. But lately, oatmeal has been pushed to the back corner of my cupboard. We almost forgot about the stuff.
I have to admit, I’m also influenced by the power of the social media. With all the creative overnight oats recipes and their amazing photos continually popping up on my screen, I knew it was time to see what was all the fuss and to create my own overnight oats recipe. Welcome back, oatmeal!
I can’t tell you how much I love the natural vibrant red color of beets. In terms of flavor, I think the sweetness of beets is quite boring. So the best way to enjoy beets is to add some tart flavor. This is how I grew to love beets and all sorts of citrus blended together to create that contrast flavor. After blending raw beets with some grapefruit and fresh lemon juice in coconut milk, you pretty much can enjoy it just as a smoothie if you’d like.
When you start gathering the ingredients for this citrus beet coconut overnight oats recipe, you’ll understand instantly how tasty it will be. Don’t believe it? Look at these colorful ingredients.
One important tip to making this smoothie type of base is to use a high-speed blender. It will make your grapefruit-beet base so smooth that you won’t find any beet chunks in it. After adding the oatmeal into the base and letting it stand in the refrigerator overnight, this citrus beet coconut overnight oats is almost ready to go. I also added some chia seeds and vegan pea protein powder to give it some extra fiber and protein.
I hope you were fortunate enough to come across this post and experience a great day that begins with a bowl/jar of tasty and healthy overnight oats. Do you have a favorite overnight oats recipe to share? Leave comments below so I can try them out.
- 1 cup full-fat coconut milk from a can
- 1 cup coconut milk from a carton package
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 small beet
- ½ large grapefruit, membrane removed
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 14 grams protein powder (vegan if desired)
- ¼ teaspoon pure stevia extract powder
- ⅔ cup gluten-free quick cook oats
- 3 tablespoons blueberries
- 3 tablespoons raspberries
- 1 kiwi fruit
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2 teaspoons quick cook oats
- Blend coconut milk, lemon juice, beet, grapefruit, chia seeds, protein powder, and stevia powder in a high-speed blender until very smooth.
- Add oats into a large jar and pour the smoothie base into a large jar. Stir briefly to mix. Cover the jar with lid and let it stand in refrigerator overnight.
- Garnish with fruits and sprinkle with coconut flakes and oats if desired. Serve cold.